At one point, this patch was a violin physical model. Yes, it's still in there. Several of them. The original idea was to make a string "quartet". But it was an uphill battle to break out of the drone. Kind of felt like chopping water. A drone takes up so much space, there's hardly room for much else. So, I got mad, tuned everything to be super low, and got most of the character you hear. I very much felt like Homer Simpson trying to build is barbecue pit.The last touch was adding a line generator to control pitch and some randomness. The pitch line segment generator is also being used to control speed in the visuals (via the new channels interface in my monolith system)
This came first as self-contained idea. Vertically falling squares, each with a slightly different speeds to get a "phasing" effect in the visual domain. I had the notion of splitting it up into four groups with the idea that a "quartet" in the sound domain would control each section, but this did not end up happening. The speed of the left-hand blocks are being controlled by the same line segment that is controlling the overall pitch of the sound mass.
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